Record heat in Gulf of Mexico, local lakes poses hurricane, health and fisheries threats

Mark Schleifstein | NOLA.com 25 June 2022 The record June heat wave in southern Louisiana, with water temperatures edging into the mid-90s on Friday in Lake Pontchartrain and along the Gulf Coast, is serving up a triple whammy of water-related dangers: an elevated risk of intense hurricanes, an increased number of dangerous Vibrio bacteria infections, and more [...]

2022-11-18T04:01:08+00:00June 25th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Record heat in Gulf of Mexico, local lakes poses hurricane, health and fisheries threats

Our Views: A large ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico needs more effective responses

STAFF EDITORIAL | THE ADVOCATE 22 June 2022 The giant dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is one of our summer rituals, and the good news is that this year’s version is expected to be a bit smaller than 2021’s. But the bad news is that the 2022 dead zone will be bigger than the state [...]

2022-11-18T04:09:02+00:00June 22nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Our Views: A large ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico needs more effective responses

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

David Pitt | AP News 10 June 2022 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of [...]

2022-11-18T19:36:58+00:00June 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

‘Power of the river’: New Mississippi River channel prompts Corps to take action

Mark Schleifstein | NOLA.com 3 June 2022 A gap in the Mississippi River's banks in the waterway's far southern reaches has widened into a full-blown channel, funneling huge amounts of water through it and prompting the Army Corps of Engineers to move to close it. But state officials wonder if it could also be a [...]

2022-11-18T20:23:49+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on ‘Power of the river’: New Mississippi River channel prompts Corps to take action

The low-oxygen Gulf ‘dead zone’ could be three times the size of Rhode Island; here’s why

Mark Schleifstein | NOLA.com 3 June 2021 The 2021 summertime "dead zone" along the Louisiana and Texas coast lines — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and bottom-living organisms — is predicted to cover 4,880 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico's water bottom, according to NOAA scientists. That's almost [...]

2022-11-18T01:57:31+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on The low-oxygen Gulf ‘dead zone’ could be three times the size of Rhode Island; here’s why

Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ again expected to be larger than Connecticut

Mark Schleifstein | NOLA.com 2 June 2022 The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is again expected to be larger than the state of Connecticut this summer, NOAA said Thursday in its prediction of the low-oxygen area where bottom-living organisms will die and fish and shrimp will attempt to avoid. The dead zone, the result of nutrient [...]

2022-11-18T21:08:47+00:00June 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ again expected to be larger than Connecticut
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